This project involved upgrading various public toilets across the Marlborough region. To ensure a consistent aesthetic across all facilities, we selected vertical Abodo timber cladding which is a sustainable heat-treated pine, produced in NZ. Although our brief was for a similar aesthetic across all projects, each project has unique elements, such as Anakiwa toilet’s clear roof for natural light and views to the surrounding bush, and the attractive outdoor spaces at the Seymour Square and Havelock toilets, encouraging activity and presence.
These projects all utilised elements of the existing facilities, such as the floor slab, services, and some structure, whilst new floor plans allowed for safe and accessible facilities, with clear lines of site, sensor lights, unisex accessible toilets, and exterior hand basins. High quality fittings, fixtures, tiled interiors, and masonry veneer were selected for their quality, robustness and lower maintenance. The end result is a selection of desirable public facilities that the community and visitors can be proud of and enjoy using.